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Fletcher's Opinion On Campaign Gifts Warns Plans for Avoiding Hatch Act Limitation Won't Be Accepted Mr th« Associated Press. Three months before the Novem ber election, Democrats and Repub licans are Just completing their or ganizations for one of the shortest presidential campaigns in recent American history. Both parties are planning to crowd into 10 or 11 weeks the ora tory and doorbell ringing to which they previously devoted upward of four months. Early indications, however, are that the contest will not be lacking in Intensity, although Its length is curtailed. Even as the Republicans finished the framework of their campaign setup this week end, their general counsel, Henry P. Fletcher,- and At torney General Jackson clashed over an interpretation of Hatch Act limits to political contributions. Fletcher’s Interpretation. Mr. Fletcher made public an opin ion contending the act’s $5,000 max imum on personal campaign gifts covered only contributions to a party’s national committee or its senatorial or congressional com mittees. “Any amounts above $5,000 that a donor desires to give should be given to State or local committees," Mr. Fletcher said, adding that these latter organizations "should be en tirely divorced from the Republican National Committee and should operate by authorization of the re spective State committees.” The Attorney General last night challenged Mr. Fletcher's statement, declaring: "The Department of Justice will not render advisory Interpretations of the Hatch Act or of other laws for political parties or others. But silence In the face of the widely published opinion of Mr. Fletcher might mislead well-intentioned per sons to believe it to be an accepted Interpretation of the Hatch Act. "Hence it is fair to state now that no plans of this nature for avoiding the limitations of the Hatch Act are accepted or approved by the De partment of Justice." $3,000,000 Limit Fixed. The Hatch Act prohibits a na tional political organization from spending more than $3,000,000. Wendell L. Willlde, the Republican presidential nominee, has said “the Republican organization, the Willkie clubs and the independent Demo crats who are supporting me will spend about $2,500,000.” Mr. Willkie was in Des Moines today for a conference with Mid West farm leaders, but he is holding back formal campaigning until after his acceptance address August 17 at FI wood, Ind. President Roosevelt, seeking an unprecedented third term, has indi cated defense and foreign affairs would keep him close to Washington much of the time. Inspection trips to various defense projects, however, may give him opportunity for speechmaking and political confer ences on the side. Much of the Democratic cam paigning may fall to Secretary of Agriculture Wallace, the President’s running mate, but he will not begin until his acceptance speech late in August. McNary Plans 5 or 6 Speeches. Senator McNary of Oregon, Mr. Wallace’s Republican opponent for the vice presidency, who will accept his nomination about fhe same time, pl^|(s only five or six major speeches. Most of them will be in the West. Although the public phase of the campaign has been developing slowly, party officials have been busy behind the scenes. Both Re publicans and Democrats have re cast their national organizations. The Democrats selected Edward J. Flynn of New York as their new chairman only last week, out presi dential headquarters will be ready for opening in New York August 12. Much of the Republican publicity so far has been devoted to state ments from Democrats announcing that they would support Mr. Will kie. The Republican National Com mittee issued a statement today saying: "Never before in American pol itics have so many present and past leaders of a national party openly declared that they will join hands with the opposition party in the election of a President. Leading Bolters Listed. ‘iAmong these are a former Dem ocratic nominee for President iAI fre E. Smith), a number of former members of the Roosevelt adminis tration, three former chairmen of the Democratic National Commit tee, members of Congress, five for mer Democratic Governors, several delegates to the Democratic Na tional Convention in Chicago, at which Mr. Roosevelt was nominated for a third term, and an imposing number of men and women of im portance in public and private life who have been lifelong members of the Democratic party.” Suffrage (Continued From First Page.) removed in the Judiciary Commit tee giving the District representation in the Senate. "Such a test will not hurt the resolution,” he declared. In making a poll of his commit tee, Chairman Randolph empha sised he would not attempt to put any members "on the spot” by re vealing their names if they did not care to have their positions made public. A previous checkup of the committee about a year ago by newspapermen showed that only 5 of the 21 members favored con sideration of the local suffrage bill at that time. As a result, no effort was ever made to have it consid ered by the full committee. Dr. Westrick Expected At German Embassy By th« AsucltM Prm. Dr. Gerhardt Westrick, commer cial counselor of the German An bassy, whose activities in flew York have received wide publicity, was ex pected at the Embassy late today lor conferences with officials. Whether these might have a bear ing on his continued work in this country, as reported in New York, was not disclosed here. The Em bassy declined to comment on the nature of Dr. Westrlck’s visit. JAMES V. FORRESTAL. Named today to be Undersec retary of the Navy. (Story one page 1.) Lesh Presents New Data Backing Full D. C. Representation Cites Cut in Number Of Electors Under Plan Barring Senator The Importance of empowering Congress to grant residents of the i District of Columbia representation in both Houses of Congress, as pro vided in the original Sumners reso lution, instead of only in the House, as stipulated in the amended Sum ners plan reported by the House Judiciary Committee, was empha sized today by Paul E. Lesh, chair man of the Committee on Congres sional Action of the Citizens’ Joint Committee on National Representa tion, in a letter thanking a mem ber of the House Judiciary Commit tee for the consideration given the Sumners resolution. Commenting on the amendment which substituted “House of Rep resentatives" for "Congress” in the section dealing with the legislative body in which the District must be given representation if Congress so determined after the proposed con stitutional amendment was ratified by three-fourths of the States, Mr. Lesh said: “We know some of the considera tions you had before you. We be lieve the following were not before you. Number of Electors Reduced. "(1) The committee amendment cuts down our vote for President and Vice President. By Article II, section 1, of the Constitution, the number of presidential electors is fixed as equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.” By the committee amendment the number of presi dential electors the people of the District may have is limited to the number of Representatives appoint ment may give it. The people of every State have two more. This means that in presidential elections the people of the District can have no more than fractional votes as compared with people in States. On the present apportionment we would have two electors whereas a State of comparable population would have four electors, so that each voter here would cast one-half a vote for President as compared with the State voter. “(2) The only formal expression from the Senate has been from the District Committee of the 97th Congress. A proposed amendment to give the District ‘one or two Senators, as determined by the Con gress,’ as well as Representatives, according to population, was favor ably reported by Senate Report 507 of that Congress, and approval was reiterated without formal report by a successor Senate committee Feb ruary 17, 1927. House' Joint reso lution 257, as introduced, would au thorize two Senators, one Sector, or none at all, as Congress may de termine, whereas the amendment approved by the Senate committee directed representation in the Sen ate, leaving only the number, two or one, uncertain. Authentic spokesman Vital. “(3) The body which governs the District (Article I, Section S) is 'the Congress.’ Neither House of Congress is given any power or re sponsibility with regard to the Dis trict not shared by the other, ex cepting for those divisions of power which operate on the District only because they are general. Thus, for example, our judges are con firmed by the Senate and tried by the Senate if Impeached by the House, and it is in the House that all bills for raising revenue must originate. For all practical purposes representation in each House is equally important, and both repre sent the people. District affairs, without an authentic spokesman for the District, are equally difficult for both Houses of Congress. “*(4) Both branches get their strength from the fact that they draw to their membership ability and patriotism from all parts of the Nation. The Senate can no more afford to cut off the District than can the House. "(5) Lastly, and most compelling, the resolution as introduced did no more than increase the power of Congress; the committee amend ment cuts down the power. One could understand why the District might prefer a provision like that which the Senate District Commit tee approved, but it is difficult to see why Congress would not prefer to remain free to suit its future action to its future views, as was possible under House Joint resolu tion 257 as introduced. A proper difference between a statute and a Constitutional provision is that a statute should be as specific and detailed as the subject matter per mits, but a constitution should be as broad as the vision of its framers. The present proposal is a grant of power to Congress. Congress’ power on this particular subject should not be now limited.” U. S. Moving to Ease Blockade of France Br th* Associated Press. VICHY, Aug. 5.—A “last appeal” by the United Statec to Britain to ease her blockade on unoccupied Prance, at least on food supplies, was reported here yesterday. The negotiations were said to be still continuing In Washington. Two Trains Bearing District Guard Units Arrive at Camp « Other 29th Divisions Due Today and Tomorrow at Rensselaer Falls, N. Y. By ROBERT At ERWIN, Star Staff Correipondtnt. RENSSELAER PALLS, N. Y„ Aug. 5.—Two special trains from Wash ington rolled to a stop on the Oswe gatchie River siding In this North western New York village this morn ing, bringing two District National Guard units to the 39th Division en campment for participation in one of the Nation’s greatest peace-time Army maneuvers. The 131st Engineers and the 39th Division special troops, both from Washington, found themselves in a cool climate, with three weeks of relief from the Capital’s recent heat wave In sight, as they left their trains after an 18-hour, overnight trip that began at noon yesterday. Their arrival and that of other 39th division units yet to come will swell the division to Its greatest strength since the World War—ap proximately 10,000 officers and men, commanded by Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckford of Baltimore, who also is adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard. The first District group to reach camp was the 39th Division's special troops, who arrived at 5:35 am. Awaiting them was their com mander, Maj. William T. Roy, al ready here to help establish division headquarters. Second Train Arrives. The second District train arrived at 8:50 am., bearing the 121st Engi neer Regiment, led by Col. John W. Oehmann. When the train-tired troopers left the coaches, they formed in line on the highway alongside the tracks and marched totheir camping area nearby. Just to the left of their column was the Oswegatchie, a beautiful and invit ing little river in which they will be allowed to swim frequently during their stay here. A third unit from Washington, the 1st Battalion of the 104th Quar termaster Regiment, came In a truck convoy. The largest District regiment, the 260th Coast Artillery, under command of Col. Walter W. Burns, will not reach its bivouac at Oouvemeur, south of here, until next Sunday. This regiment took its anti-aircraft guns and search lights northward in a big convoy yesterday, headed for Fort Ontario at Oswego, N. Y„ on Lake Ontario, where It will engage in several days of firing practice. The 260th camped at Northumberland, Pa., last night and will stop tonight at Watkins Glen, N. Y., continuing tp morrow to Fort Ontario. Being an anti-aircraft outfit, the 260th is classed as General Head quarters troops and during its two weeks in the great maneuver area will be under command of 3rd Corps Area headquarters at Heuvelton, near here. Other* Arriving. Meanwhile, other troop trains were coming into Rensselaer Falls today and will continue to arrive . tomorrow, with guardsmen of the 1st and 5th Maryland and the 1st and 116th Virginia Infantry Regi ments, all part of the 39th. The division's three field artillery regiments will not haul their big guns into camp until Sunday. The 110th Field Artillery, Maryland Na tional Guard, is firing at Fort Hoyle, Md., this week, while the 111th of the Virginia Guard will not leave home until next week end and will hold firing practice at Fort Hoyle after the big maneuver breaks up on August 33. The 176th Field Ar tillery, only Pennsylvania regiment in the 29th, is engaged in firing practice this week at Tobyhanna, Pa. The special troops,, among other things the service organization for division headquarters, went to work not long after their arrival to set up the headquarters on a hillside just a stone's throw from an old brick farmhouse. On hillsides and in valleys close by, other division soldiers were erecting cities of tents where they will live until week after next when they go into the field for the big maneuver of the First Army of the United States. Troop movements of the First Army, including Regular Army and National Guard organizations of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Corps Areas, were bringing almost 100,000 men into several counties of this part of New York, not far from the St. Lawrence River and Canada. Cafe Facilities Strained. Advance detachments of soldiers and an influx of officers strained the restaurant facilities of several towns, because mess kitchens had not yet been set up in the field. Historic Ogdensburg, on the St. Lawrence, public relations headquarters for maneuvers, was Jammed with Army men and newspaper correspondents, and by 9 o’clock last night, one big cafe was offering only drinks and few if any kinds of sandwiches after the hungry visitors had bought and consumed almost everything on the menu. At Ogdensburg, the soldiers could look across the river and see Canada, but because of their military status they will not be permitted to go across. This privilege was being accorded only to correspondents— those with birth certificates or other credentials acceptable to immigra tion authorities. Headquarters for the maneuver is located at Canton, inland town near Rensselaer Falls. The supreme commander is Lt. Gen. Hugh A. Drum, chief of the 2nd Corps Area, and First Army commander. Gen. Reckord, who testified recently be fore a congressional committee on proposed mobilization of the Na tional Guard throughout the coun try, said today he felt the Guard “needs all the training lt can get.” Therefore, he continued, "I welcome the opportunity for this three weeks of training. The units will profit materially, and the higher staffs will get experience in moving large groups in the field and in combat. “Theory and map problems are all right, as far as they go, but the training we all need is in the field,” he said. The 29th Division is moving into bivouac in a 200-acre area in St. Lawrence County, 12 miles southeast of Ogdensburg, the county seat. Gen. Reckord said farmers in this section have been “most co-operative in leasing their pasture lands to the Army, for the maneuver.” Crop bearing fields will be off limits. The first week's training program, beginning with companies and bat talions and ending with regimental EN ROUTE TO TRAINING CAMP—These members of Company B, 121st Engineers, District National Guard, sang to while away the hours as they traveled through Pennsylvania en route to the Rensselaer Falls (N. Y.) area for training. Strumming the guitar is Pvt. John W. Tass, and Pvt. Robert C. Jefferls Is playing the harmonica. Others in the group are Pvt. 8. Marshall Smith, Pvt. I. T. Bazan, Corpl. Arthur E. Clements, Pvt. William R. Melton, Pvt. Frederick Patane, Pvt. Rico Di Pierro, Pvt. Fred Malatesta and Pvt. Clyde Marshall. movements, Is designed to toughen the troops lor brigade and division maneuvers next week, and, finally, for their part in the battle of the Blues and Blacks during the final week. First Corps Area troops will be pitted against those of the Sec ond and Third Corps, combined in the main maneuver. In a staff officers’ meeting yester day afternoon at Gen. Reckord's headquarters, it was announced that troopers will be allowed to swim in groups in the Oswegatchie River and that moving pictures will be shown in an improvised open-air theater on the hillside Just below headquarters every night, beginning tonight. In compliance with Army orders, officers and enlisted men are wear ing winter woolen unlforny. Gen. Reckord announced the order must be strictly observed. Conscription (Continued From First Page.) have formed an unofficial bipartisan bloc under the ostensible leader ship of Senator Wheeler indicated a bitter fight would be waged against passage of the measure in both the Senate and House. Senator Maloney. Democrat, of Connecticut said he would intro duce a substitute measure which he asserted had the support of previously announced opponents. This measure would provide for voluntary one-year enlistments in the Army and Navy and would also set up registration machinery. Should the voluntary enlistments fall to provide 400,000 men by ap proximately January 1, conscription would become automatic. Assistant Secretary of War Patter son inveighed against one-year en listments as being inadequate and inefficient in a broadcast yesterday. Senator Wheeler said, however, that his group of opponents would ap prove the substitute measure if it wfere the only way of stopping con scription. Other congressional committees, meanwhile, planned to consider these other aids to the Nation’s de fenses: A Senate Appropriations Subcom mittee will begin hearings on the H£63,000 Army-Navy bill, which will permit the start of construction on a two-ocean Navy and the pur chase of equipment for 2,000,000 men. The House Ways and Means Com mittee is studying the excess profits tax bill. Senator Burke, Democrat, of Ne braska, said he was confident that with administration support the conscription bill would receive no more than 20 opposing votes. Op ponents, however, talked of amend ing the National Guard bill to pro vide a system of one-year enlist ments as an effective substitute for compulsory training of one year. Americans are estimated to have spent $53,000,000 in Mexico last year. CRASH TOPPLES MILK CANS—Six hundred gallons of milk poured down a ditch on the Great Falls road this morning when a large trailer milk truck, bound for Washington, left the high way and crashed into a tree. The driver, Russell Basil, 27, colored (right) of Langley, Va., la shown attempting to salvage the milk cans. He escaped injury. —Star Staff Photo. * AL Italy Lending 75,000 Workers To Reich for Farms, Industry First of 20#000 Will Entrain Tonight For 6-Month Jobs in Germany By JOHN T. WHITAKER, Chicago Dally Neva Foreign Correspondent. ROME. Aug. 5 —The first 20,000 Italian Industrial workers who will leave in groups over the next 30 days are entraining in Northern Italy to night for Germany. They are the first of 75,000 Italian laborers, both agricultural and industrial, who are being lent to Fuehrer Hitler in the most significant social development since Soviet Dictator Stalin built the Moscow subway with forced labor. The Rome press carried nothing of this today, but officials of the Confederation of Industrial Workers confirmed the fact and revealed that in the past year some 15,000 indus trial and 00,000 agricultural workers already have been sent to Germany. Of this number, 20,000 agricultural workers have returned, but an equivalent number will be sent back to Germany. This development not only illus trates the close ties which bind Italy and Germany, but also the kind of Germany Hitler envisages for the future—a land in which the Nazis are engaged in highly skilled and specialized enterprises as well as war, while expecting farm produce, the exploitation of mines, and the like from Central Europeans and Frenchmen. “Germany lacks man power," ex plained an official of the Confed eration of Industrial Workers. And, he added quite frankly, “the Ger man workers don’t like working on the land. They are moving toward the cities. They prefer highly spe cialized work. That is why they have called upon us to send them immediately some 20,000 men for the construction trade, mines and less specialized metallurgical and chemical work." It is stressed in Fascist circles that these labor battalions are purely voluntary. No compulsion is brought to bear even on the un employed, it is said with considera ble emphasis. The men selected are from 35 to 50 years of age, because the younger men are needed for the war. No man is allowed to take his wife or children with him. The men must remain in Germany for a minimum of six months, but they can elect to stay on another half year, it is said. They come from everywhere in Italy and will go everywhere in Germany. Confederation officials were not very precise about salaries, but ex plained that the workers will be able to send from 700 to 800 lire monthly to their families. This rep resents a good wage for semi-skilled labor in Italy and such remittances are only possible because Hitler and Mussolini have arranged a generous exchange rate to take in other ac counts between the two. Instead of 4 lire to the mark, the Italian worker will receive for remittance purposes 7.03 lire. As much as possible will be done for the comfort of the men. They are given special trains. It was ex plained that these are like ordinary trains and run as fast, but that it will take 30 hours to go from Verona to Hanover “because the men must be constantly checked by the Ger man as well as the Italian police and because the trains must stop in the stations for meals.” In Germany, me Italians will -work side by side with their Nasi comrades and enjoy the same rights, it was explained. The wofk day will be roughly 9 to 10 hours. In their spare time, the men will enjoy “com radely reunions” and meetings, or ganized by the German Strength through Joy group as well as the Italian Dopo Lavoro, or After Work, organization. They will always be able, for instance, to listen in by radio to any speech by either the Fuehrer or the Duce. One thing alone strained the iron bands which bind the axis alliance and showed that individualism will rear its ugly head even after 17 years of Fascist benefits for regimented workers. A confederation official admitted that the Italian workers i were alarmed about the prospect of having to eat German food. Some thing is being done on the human itarian side there. Some Italian cooks are being sent along with the workers as well as certain Italian indispensables, tomatoes, spaghetti and olive oil. Whale oil, butter, black bread -and the like will have to be of the German variety, but even labor battalions accept no sub stitute for the genuine article where Italian pasta is involved. (Ooprrlsht, 1940. Chleam Dallr News toe.) Hitler, Back in Berlin, Holds Many Conferences By th« Associated Press. BERLIN, Aug. 5 (via radio).— Adolf Hitler returned to Berlin yea* terday afternoon at the same time Foreign Minister Joachim von Rlb bentrop returned, the German radio said today, and numerous confer* ences took place today at Hitler’s chancellery. Last week Hitler was at his retreat in the Bavarian Alps near Berch tesgaden. Hitler conferred today with Von Rlbbentrop, Relchs Marshal Her* mann Goerlng and Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch, the radio said. Bulgaria n-Ruma nian Accord on Dobruja Expected Saturday Preliminary Negotiations For Transfer Reported Already Completed By the Associated Press. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Aug. 5.—Quarters | close to the Bulgarian government | said today they expected an agree ment to be signed Saturday between ' Bulgaria and Rumania returning Southern Dobruja to this country after 37 years of Rumanian rule. Preliminary negotiations in line with Adolf Hitler's order to both countries to settle their long-stand ing quarrel were completed today, these sources said. Victor Kadare, Rumanian minor ities expert, returned to Bucharest. It was said that a formal Bulgarian delegation would go to Graiova, Rumania, on Wednesday. Talks will begin there Thursday, it was said, with a definite agree ment expected to be signed by Saturday. The Bulgarian delegation to Craiova, which is in Southwestern Rumania about 50 miles north of the Bulgarian border, will be headed by Foreign Minister Ivan PopofI, finance Minister Dobri BoJilofI and Gen. Nikola PopofI, chief of the Varna garrison. German support for Bulgaria, which caused Rumania to agree to negotiate, took on a new significance today with publication in the news paper Slovo of an article which de clared that Premier Bogdan PhilofF and Foreign Minister PopofI “ex pressed Bulgaria's loyalty to the Rome-Berlin axis before the Fuehrer at Salzburg." in government quarters tne Deuer was expressed that Bulgaria would recover all Southern Dobruja. with a new frontier being placed at the same point where it was in 1913. Weather Report (FlirnUhtd by the United States Weather Bureau.) District of Columbia—Fair, slightly warmer tonight and tomorrow, followed by local thundershowers tomorrow afternoon and night; mod erate south winds. Maryland—Generally fair, slightly warmer in Interior tonight and tomorrow, followed by local showers and thunderstorms in west portion tomorrow afternoon and night and in east portion tomorrow night. Virginia—Partly cloudy, with local showers in west portion tonight; tomorrow partly cloudy, slightly warmer, followed by local thunder showers in west portion in afternoon and in east portion at night. West Virginia—Local showers and thunderstorms late tonight .and tomorrow; slightly warmer in east portion tomorrow; cooler tomorrow night. Weather Conditions Last 24 Bean. * _ The slight disturbance ever the Eastern Oulf of Mexico Is apparently central this Morning about 100 miles south by east of Port Eads. La., attended by strong shifting winds. Another disturbance Is moving eastward over the upper Lake region. Mar euette, Mich., 1.011.9 millibars <29.33 Inchss). with a trough extending south ward and south westward to Northwestern Taxes. Amarillo. 1.012.9 millibars <29.91 inches). Pressure la high, but falling slowly, over the Middle Atlantic States. Norfolk, Va.. and Nantucket, Mass.. 1,023.0 millibars <30.21 inches). Another high pressure area is moving eastward over the north Rocky Mountain region and northern Plains States Miles City. Mont.. 1.027.4 millibars <30.34 Inches). During the last 24 hours showers have occurred In the Plains States, the South Atlantic States, along the Oulf coast and at scattered points In the Lake region, the upper Ohio valley, and the southern Rocky Mountain re gion. Temperatures have fallen In tee northern Plains States and north ern Rocky Mountain region, and they have risen on the north Pacific Coast and In tee interior of the North Atlantic States. Imrt nr tut 48 Haora. Temperature. Barometer, Saturday— decree*. lncbea. 4 p.m._ 78 30.26 8 P.m. - 74 80.24 Mtdnlrht _ 67 30.24 Sunday— 4 a.m._ 60 30.23 8 a.m._ 74 30.2S Moon __ 83 30.22 2 P.m. - 84 30.18 4 P.m. _ W 30.14 8 p.m. _ 70 30.18 12 mldniabt_ 73 30.16 Tan.__- 71 30.16 a.m. . 76 30.17 Haon ____ 85 30.16 He earl far Last 24 Hears. (ftm earn raetarday to boob today.) Highest. 86, at 3:46 pjb. yaatardar. Taar aco. 87. . Lovsat. 70. at 6 a.m. today. Taar ■nudity tor Laat M Inn. (From booh yootardoy to ddoo today.) t Hlchaat, 94 per eant, at 4:30 a.m. Lowoet, 33 par cant, at 3 p.m. JUror ■apart. . Poteumo Hirer dear ami Shenandoah cloudy at Harpara Parry; Potomae muddy at Great Falla today. „ TMt TiMcl (Purnlahed by Onltml state* Coait and Ooodatle Surrey.) . Today. Tomorrow. Utah -8:31 a.m. 0:40 a.m U*w-3.17 a.m. 4:07 a.m. jun_'_0:28 p.m. 10:i2p.m. . The Sub aad*M*ina. *'32p-* fun, today .3:l?*‘ 7:fsU' swer-- ntf. half°h!Sr aJtm^auaau!* * turn#d 00 MM* p hMr< Ttwmtim This Tur.V Richest. 100. on July 27. Lowest, 7. on January 29. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation in' Inches tB the Capital (current month to date): Month. 1940. Averace. Record. January _2.12 3.86 7.83 ’37 February _ 2.77 3.27 8.84 ’84 March _ 3.42 3.75 8.84 ’91 ABrll__ 0.19 3.27 9.13 ’89 May . 8.10 3.70 10.89 ’89 June _ 0.88 4.13 10.94 ’00 July _ 6.73 4.71 10.83 ’88 AuCUSt . 4.01 14.41 ’28 September _ — 3.24 17.46 ’34 October _ — 2.84 8.81 ’.17 November __ 2.37 8.89 ’89 December __ 3.32 7.58 ’01 Weather la ▼arteas Cities. __ 'remo mu .... •»«»»- HiihXow. lalLWMther. 4#SS?:::.liS‘g 8 ::: & sasa-c;.ss« ;s 3 asr Baltimore 30.21 8ft 70 ... cloudr Birmin'ham 30.03 00 70 Cloudr Bismarck.. 30.24 80 62 0.01 Clear Boston- 30.12 84 88 _ . gear Buffalo- 30.03 80 00 0.06 Cloudr Butte ... 30.27 75 30 Clear Charleston 30.00 86 74 0.03 Clear Chieato . 20.07 01 73 Cloudr Cincinnati 30.00 00 70 0.87 Cloudr Cleveland. 30.08 87 72 ... Cloudr Columbia . 30.15 83 72 Cloudr Davenport. 20.97 01 73 0.08 Bain Dearer 30.21 04 50 Cloudr Dee Moines 20.07 03 80 0.08 cloudr Detroit^._ 80.03 00 89 0.18 gloudr Huron 30.15 0.03 Cloudr *. |8:8S MPU^Bt.'P 29 *7 rs , W llf» 7« _ J*VnS5eo IS:*? II 8 RL . 2i! 84 8 ~ Wfena 30.21 St 70 0 80 fobcign stations. _ _ Temperature. Weather. 8s.£“ aFr sa, Bane Named to Head New Defense Section On State Co-operation Division to Co-ordinate And Act as Clearing House for Information The National Defense Advisory Commission today announced a four-point program of co-ordination with State and local agencies. Frank Bane, executive director of the Council of State Governments and secretary of the Governors’ Conference, was named to head the new division. He will assist the com mission temporarily In the estab lishment and organization of this new section, which will be known as “the Division of State and Local Co-operation.” The division will operate as a channel of communication between the commission and State defense councils. Through the State or ganizations, the commission will be able to be in immediate touch with local councils throughout the country. It also will function to keep 8tate and local councils immediately in formed on developments of the na tional defense program. Particular emphasis will be placed on specific activities under which 8tate and local agencies will be asked for full co-operation. The local groups will report on problems of co-ordination which need Federal attention direct to Mr. Bane. The division also will receive recommendations for program ad justments, suggested new activities, and be responsible for Federal ac tion, on these 8tate and local sug gestions for a stronger defense pro gram. The fourth point includes the clearance of information between State defense councils in regard to administration, organization and functions. Mr. Bane from 1935 to 1938 was executive director of the Social Security Board. Wealthy Man, 77, Slain; Boyhood Friend Held Bx tbe Associated Press. CHATHAM. Mass., Aug. B.— Chums since boyhood, although one attained wealth while the other became a clam-digger, two elderly men were parted today—the affluent man dead of 40 stab wounds and the other held by police. Edward N. Johnson. 77, owner of the Cockle Cove Inn and other Cape Cod property, was found lifeless in the kitchen of his friend, Lewis N. Rogers, 80. Police Chief Everett R. Eldredge of Chatham said Rogers was being , held on suspicion of murder, and i that a formal charge would be drawn up tomorrow morning by District Attorney William C. Cross ley before Rogers’ arraignment in District Court at Provincetown. Mr. Cross ley said Mr. Johnson last was seen alive as he started to drive his friend home from the inn Saturday night and that when his body was found his empty wallet and a knife were lying nearby. Congress in Brief 'Senate: Considers bill authorizing Presi dent to order National Guard and Officers Reserve Corps into active training. Military Affairs Committee acts finally on Burke-Wadsworth con scription bill, 10:30 am. Appropriations Subcommittee takes up W,900,000,000 defense bill, 10:30 am. Honse: Considers minor bills, noon. Military Affairs Subcommittee studies conscription bill, 10:30 am. Tax Subcommittee continues prep aration of excess profits tax bill, 10:30 am. England recently noted the cen tenary of cheap excursion trains there.